Saturday, October 23, 2010

Caring Hearts Blog Hop



Wow! This is amazing! I can't believe I'm here, hopping with the best of them! What a testament to this amazing cause to have so many fantastic crafters involved. Major kudos to Vera Yates for organizing all this!

So if you're here from Amy's blog - Welcome! I hope you're having fun! If you've come here by another route, I hope you'll head over to Vera's blog to make sure you don't miss any of the goodness!

We live in a country where the wisest and most experienced members of our society don't always receive the respect they deserve. We've all banded together today to celebrate and bring joy to some elderly people who may not be lucky enough have friends and family nearby during the holiday season. I encourage you to join the CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE and make a card to send! All the information can be found by clicking the badge in the upper right corner of my blog. You have until November 15th to get your card to Vera.


I wanted to show you something I've never shared before, but since I don't have a TON of supply stash, that was kinda hard. I was hoping my new Papertrey Ink stamps would arrive in time, but alas, they did not :( So I decided to employ a bunch of Thinking Inking techniques for this card. I used acrylic block stamping for the background (you'll see more of this technique here soon!), generation stamping for the trees (with the same stamp that Jennifer used nonetheless), watercoloring with Distress Inks for the trunks, snowflake centers, and garlands (except I used my blender pen instead of mixing the ink with water), and inking with a foam blender for the edges of the card base.

Thank you so very much for visiting! The next stop on the hop is Ayana's Creations. I can't wait to see what she made! :) I hope you will be inspired to participate in the Caring Hearts Card Drive!




51 comments:

  1. Anna, I love your card! The watercolor look is so pretty. Thanks for all your support for Caring Hearts Card Drive! Hugs.:)

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  2. what a great cause! and what a great card! love the techniques!

    www.samsscrapcandy.blogspot.com

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  3. Pretty design, Anna! Love how you combined all of these techniques.

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  4. such a gorgeous watercolor look!

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  5. Such a pretty card! I love the technique you used and its for such a wonderful cause :)

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  6. I LOVE how this turned out! It looks so beautiful! thanks for sharing
    -jamie

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  7. Oh what a beautiful card! Love the look of your trees! :)

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  8. Hi Anna, your card is just beautiful! xx

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  9. A beautiful vintage card. Love the sketch!-L. Berry

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  10. What an adorable project for the blog hop! Very talented for sure!

    http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

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  11. Great card! Thanks for sharing =)

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  12. Beautiful card. I love the teqnique. I just became a follower. Besides all of your great cards... I need to try and make some of that applesauce you made a couple of weeks ago. It looks sooooo good! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  13. I really love all the techniques you used on this card Anna, it really turned out beautifully.

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  14. Your card is lovely - it looks hand-painted, using Jennifer's techniques and your stamps. You said it so well in your discussion here - these cards will be so appreciated!

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  15. Your trees turned out beautifully -terrific application of a bunch of Jennifer's thinking inking techniques!

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  16. Those trees are gorgeous... Pretty card!~

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  17. Great combination of techniques on this card, especially on the trees. Pretty :)

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  18. Your trees are beautiful! Love your card!

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  19. Great card! I looked at your previous post and am so inspired by your Christmas cards!!!

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  20. Great Card!! I love all the stamping!!

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  21. A lovely card for a great cause!

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  22. wow - i'm amazed by the slew of technique; and so many of them sound new to me - looking forward to your tutorials.

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  23. Love your card! Great stamping. What a great cause!

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  24. Love how you improvised different techniques and created a lovely card!

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  25. This is SO pretty! The same thing happened to me during the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards For Kids Blog Hop. The stamps I had planned on using didn't arrive in time, so I had to improvise. The best "happy accidents" seem to happen that way. :o) Love this!

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  26. Oh what a lovely card! Love all the techniques you did!

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  27. Very cute! I was a little sad that my PTI shippment hasn't come in yet either! :( Hopefully both of ours will be in soon! :)

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  28. Beautiful card Anna :-) I love the tree's and the bling ,,, lovely :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  29. Lovely card!! I love how the trees came out!! This is a great cause.

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  30. Lovely card Anna! I love the trees. Will have to check out how you did that!
    DeniseB

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  31. Great card & what a fantastic cause!
    TFS
    Kathlee154@gmail.com

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  32. Way to think on your feet! Good job! :)

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  33. Wow all those thinking inking techniques look fab! Great job!

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  34. Great card! Love the way the trees turned out!

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  35. Anna, love your technique filled card!!!! It's absolutely lovely!!!!

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  36. I love the Thinking Inking series. You did such a great job on this card. Thank you for helping our seniors.

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  37. Gorgeous card Anna
    hugs Mandy xx

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  38. What a pretty card. Love the trees.

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  39. I love this card... your trees are gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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